What we do
SOCRATIC will be a Knowledge-based Internet Platform offering a set of tools and Services to support the whole Social Innovation Project life cycle from problem identification and awareness and crative solution ideas to collective decision-making, design and implementation of the best ideas.
An integrated solution for the innovation process rather than separate items or services, enabling agile social innovation processes. Each activity will be supported by a specific service in the platform. SOCRATIC will also implement a Global Observatory about Sustainability challenges.
The main goal of SOCRATIC project is to provide citizens and organizations a collaborative space where they can identify innovative solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.
The main objective of SOCRATIC is to facilitate a platform so citizens and/or organisations can collaboratively identify specific innovative solutions for achieving the desired Global Sustainability Goals, as defined by the United Nations. SOCRATIC will also implement a Global Observatory on Sustainability Challenges with a double objective: (1) Measuring the impact of SOCRATIC actions on Global Sustainability Challenges by monitoring social networks, (2) Using the data about Global Sustainability Challenges gathered in social media as a source of information to launch challenges in the SOCRATIC platform.
The SOCRATIC project has a deep user-centric approach, implementing gamification techniques to engage users in the sustained use of the platform. The project involves one European NGO (CiberVoluntarios) and a group of Young Social Innovators from the “Experts in Team” program of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU-EiT). Both collectives perform actions in different fields, but with a common tool, the use of IT to empower citizens and achieve specific sustainability goals. The pilots will be initially focused on three specific challenges: “Ensuring healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages (UN´s Goal 3)”, “Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all (UN’s Goal 4)”, and “Promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all (UN’s Goal 8)”.
Our social impact
The SOCRATIC’s platform will be used by citizens and organizations to
- to propose new challenges oriented to solve specific sustainability issues.
- to invite individuals or organizations to participate with innovative ideas that solve these issues.
- to collectively select and implement the most promising ideas.
Challenges are the targets that United Nations has set in order to achieve its Global Sustainability Goals (GSG). This village will identify challenges and propose solutions regarding the UN’s sustainability goal number 3, which is “Ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”.